CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.
CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.
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Violence in the workplace continues to be a problem for CUPE members, particularly in the acute care, long term, home care and education sectors.
In many cases it is difficult to find immediate solutions as the source of the violence is often residents, patients or students with cognitive impairments such as dimentia or autism. Incidents often include hitting, biting and even sexual assault. Click above to continue reading.
These are difficult times for union members in Canada. Over the past several decades, labour leaders and activists in our country have quite rightly pointed to wave after wave of anti-union sentiment and laws in the United States, as things like so called "right to work" states emerged and resulted in a serious decline in union density. Click above to read full statement.
As International Women's Day approaches, we must reflect on the past year and join our Sisters in celebrating this important day.
Each year on March 8th, International Women's Day, women around the world take time to celebrate their achievements and to demand legal and economic equality and freedom from violence. Click above to read statement from CUPE Nova Scotia Executive.